Thank you for your interest in the UTC Leadership and Instructional Practice doctoral program (EdD)! We are not currently accepting applications to the EdD program. Due to the cohort nature of the doctoral program, applications are accepted during a prescribed timeline, typically December through February for the incoming Summer cohort. The next opportunity to apply will be December 2023 through February 2024 for the Summer 2024 cohort. New cohorts are admitted in Summer only. To request to add your name to our list of prospective applicants, please select the Inquiry Form link below.
Minimum Admission Requirements
- Master's degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on all prior graduate work
- Minimum of two years of professional experience in an organizational/institutional setting, preferably in a leadership role
- Graduate Application
- Essay Questions
- Non-refundable application fee (first time UTC Graduate students only)
- Three (3) recommendations
- One Academic recommendation
- One Professional recommendation
- One General recommendation (Academic or Professional)
- Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions, even if a degree was not awarded
Application Status (Summer 2023)
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Admission Process (Summer 2023)
Please refer to the Admission Timeline below. Following the review of complete applications in March, the Program Office will contact select applicants via email to schedule an interview to be held via video conference in April. Applicants will be notified of admission status by May 1.
New cohort members will enroll in a required foundational course, LEAD 7000 Learning and Leadership: Induction and Integration (1 credit hour), during the Summer 2023 semester. The foundational course includes two synchronous meetings. The first meeting will be held on the UT-Chattanooga campus on June 3, and the second meeting will be held virtually (via Zoom video conference) on July 22. In addition to the synchronous meetings, the foundational course includes material work in the Virtual Classroom (online) through discussions and readings. Should an admitted participant be unable to fully participate in the foundational course, the participant may request to defer admission for one academic year. Required core coursework (6 credit hours) begins in Fall 2023. Specific course information and registration instructions will be provided by the Program Office following acceptance.
Admission Timeline (Summer 2023)
December 1, 2022: Application cycle opens
December 2022 - February 2023: Applications are processed by the UTC Graduate School
February 28, 2023: Application deadline
March 2023: Complete applications are routed to the academic department for review by the Admission Committee
April 2023: The admission evaluation process continues; interviews are conducted via video conference (select applicants will be contacted via email to schedule an interview)
May 2023: Applicants are notified of admission status by May 1 and specific Summer enrollment information is distributed to accepted participants
Summer 2023 (May 17 - August 8): Enrollment in required foundational course, LEAD 7000 Learning and Leadership: Induction and Integration (1 credit hour). The foundational course includes two synchronous meetings and material work in the Virtual Classroom (online) through discussions and readings. The first meeting will be held on the UT-Chattanooga campus on June 3, and the second meeting will be held virtually (via Zoom video conference) on July 22.
Fall 2023 (August 21 - December 12): Core course enrollment begins (6 credit hours – online delivery) and continues year round (Fall, Spring and Summer) through successful completion of the core program of study